Economic Analysis of Law

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Our goal is to integrate wide-ranging economic methodologies, rooted in incentives-based reasoning, with a vast array of legal subjects. Coverage includes mainstays of the the first-year law school curriculum (e.g., tort theory) along with institutions and doctrines comprising the core foundation of advanced legal study (e.g., complex litigation, or administrative law). Economic concepts include basic neoclassical economics, interest group theory, social choice, and game theory. We will synthesize these methodologies with modern and classic case law, other legal materials, and policy discussions inspired by current events. The hope is that your journey through the materials will help make you a more mindful and effective socio-legal policy designer and advocate.